Married Edith on 21 October 1889 in Newtonville, Massachusetts at age 22, She was 20, a clerk, born in Newtonville, daughter of Noah F. & Arzilla (AVERILL). 1st marriage for both. [S36:MA MAR. RECS]
George was a clerk, son of John & Lydia (LIBBY).
Edith: 1869 - 1895. [s135]
Married Agnes on 10 October 1891 in Portland [S36: ME VR- Marriages (at SLC)].
One source says she was the mother of Elmer (#860)???... see children. A close descendant disagrees!. [s36 or 37]
Millie was born in Jan. 1877 & Hannah in 1877 [s135]
S135 writes: "He lost the store, the one he is standing in front of. My dad remembers being told about a disagreement with the Pillsbury Company, which is funny because my father ended up working for Pillsbury for 45 years. Also John F. TREFETHEN told me that the store was lost due to a love of 'wine, women and song'... in other words he couldn't manage the business."
Went west with his wife Hannah, daughter Edith and son George. He's buried in Lewis Cemetery in Independence, Minnesota [s135]
Do you think Mehitable TREFETHEN0713 and Mehitable TREFETHEN0277 are the same person? I do. But now I am really confused. John H. TREFETHEN Sr.0856 his first wife was Meriam Batchelder - do you think there is some connection with Joseph Batchelder that you have listed as Mehitable's husband0713? I also received from Leitha Trefren about John TREFETHEN0856 that he "was a resident of Goosepond Settlement of Belfast, Maine. Also lived Swansville. Left there between 1830 - 40." Now, that is similar to what was written about Mehitable0713. Also from military records I have received there were two Barchelders that served with the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in the War of 1812 with a John "Trefeheren". They were privates in Captain E. Williams' Lieutenant Col. J. Ulmer's Regiment from Sept. 2 - Sept.21, 1814 raised at Swanville service at Belfast. What do you make of all that? Now John0856 did divorce Meriam Batchelder and married Mehitable Littlefield. Yikes!! another Mehitable. There definitely is a strong relationship or hanky-panky going on with the TREFETHENs and the Batchelders. -- Clint TREFETHEN
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